The story entitled “A Piece of Pumpkin” is where we discover golden vegetables. Now a previous post revealed the danger of golden food with King Midas. For this one, having golden vegetables meant one could sell them and then buy normal food.
Tripura, India – http://www.tripura.org.in/folktales.htm
Rich youngest sister gives piece of pumpkin to poor oldest sister. Youngest wants lice taken from hair. Later, youngest finds lice, blames oldest. Takes pumpkin. Oldest worried about feeding kids. Vegetation by road. Dream says vegetables turned to gold. True! Sold vegetables for actual food. Youngest is nice. Oldest distrusts.
Sinbad has had many movies made and one actually is titled “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.” Though, Sinbad is known for seven voyages and so I made it plural and claim “Voyages” as being Golden for this challenge.
Sinbad was rich. Poor decisions. Summoned by sea. Seven voyages. Came upon island that really was whale. Saved mare for horsegroom from sea horse. Horsegroom really king and Sinbad receives gold. Weary of idleness. Six more voyages that bring gold. Sometimes left behind by crew. Dangers! Victorious! Finally…quiet life.
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